FANSSEA News

By Bernice Anne C. Darvin
VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Department of Agriculture (MAF-DOA), the focal agency for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) in Lao PDR, in partnership with the Southeast Asian… Read more
By Sarah Grace L. Quinones
ILOILO CITY, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the board members of Calinog-Lambunao-Bingawan Caradairy Raisers Entrepreneur's (CLB-CARES) and Iloilo Science and Technology University and Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ISAT-U) at the… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
LOS BAñOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Los Baños Science Community Foundation, Inc. (LBSCFI) awarded the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Department of Education Division of Laguna (DepEd Laguna) the Philippine Agriculture and Resources Research Foundation, Inc. (PARRFI)… Read more
By Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
TAGAYTAY, Philippines – The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Food & Nutrition Security, as lead convenor, and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), FAO Philippines, and the Cavite State University, as partners, organized the International Conference on Nutrition-Sensitive… Read more
By Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
TAGAYTAY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joins the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Food & Nutrition Security, FAO Philippines, and the Cavite State University in organizing the International Conference on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo
TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Taiwan-based World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) formalized ties in a memorandum of understanding for institutional cooperation signed on 7 November 2018 at the Development Academy of the Philippines here on the sidelines of the International Conference on… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) co-sponsored the Annual Rice Policy Forum 2018 convened by the Asia Rice Foundation on 30 October 2018 at the Elvira Tan Hall of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) here.  The Forum focused on… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) contributes to improving food security and health outcomes, through production of diverse, safe, and nutrient-rich food. Realizing the important role of agriculture in meeting the nutritional needs of the population, the UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Food & Nutrition Security, as lead convenor, and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for… Read more
STUTTGART, Germany – Are cooperatives essential to food security? This was the question addressed in the 2018 World Food Day Colloquium organized by the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, Germany on 16 October 2018. Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, participated in the Colloquium and the… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines. Calamansi is indigenous to the Philippines and widely cultivated throughout the country, with the largest production areas found in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. It is one of the integral parts of Filipino cuisine with its taste described as 'earthy' and 'refreshing'. According to the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Program (DA-PRDP)… Read more
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